- Original title
- Running time
- 243 min.
- United States
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman
Drama | Historical. Biography. Ancient Egypt. Roman Empire. Epic film
- Synopsis / Plot
- In 1963, this colossal and opulent $60 million spectacular was epic in every sense of the word -- an epic investment, an epic in the annals of Hollywood gossip, and, ultimately, an epic flop that nearly dragged 20th Century Fox down the Nile along with Cleopatra's barge.
The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor has other plans.
: 4 Academy Awards: Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Visual Effects. 9 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 4 Nominations, including Best Picture - Drama
: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Harrison)
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